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    Ok. I thought they were old school style roots blowers with no intercooling solution given the threads on here talking about heatsoak and IAT issues.
     
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    Heatsoak and high IATs may still be an issue, even with an intercooler and heat exchanger. Depends really on what you're doing and what the ambient temps are.

    For regular street driving, the base cooling works well. Take this to a track where you beat on it for 20+ minutes and you will experience heatsoak and high IATs.
     
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    That's the way of everything though, everyone is in to make money.



    I had to purchase some specialist servo hydraulic vales for work. They were for a very specialised piece of equipment built and supplied by a company in the USA.

    They had a UK distributor, and I went there for the parts, they quoted £20k each.

    I then contacted the supplier in the States and they quoted $20k each including shipping and taxes.

    This was back in 1998 when we were not far off 2 dollars to the pound, so the UK company was just swapping the currency signs and making a huge profit.

    Needless to say I bought them from the States.
     
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    By the time you've added shipping, vat and duty on the lot including shipping (about 24%?) you'll be in the same ballpark. Then take into account the peace of mind of buying from the UK should there be an issue. Worth considering.
     
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    I'm being tempted with 0% offer's that are out there now
     
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    Picking her up tomorrow.

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    By the way, I have only now noticed that the upper grille is gloss black and the lower grille is matte black......Why......?
     
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    I was told the bottom gets too many stone chips so didn’t paint it , I would have sooner not had either painted looks odd to me , congrats on new wheels get mine Saturday
     
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    I was in similar position. Wanted Orange but they only had a Velocity Blue with the spec I wanted. I'm glad you wanted the Recaro seats because I wanted the heat/cool seats so I got my Magnaride / custom pack 2 spec. It was the only one they had with the suspension option I wanted.

    Collect it on Saturday woohoo.
     
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    Are the Recaro seats also heated/cooled?
     
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    No, and they are not electrically powered. You need to use levers to move yourself backwards and forwards and recline.
     
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    You've got the button in your photo for the lumbar support and the fore/aft movement though. The back rest is manual in my car with heated/cooled seats.
     
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    When I test drove the car last week
    the seats had electric adjustment for lumbar support, fore and aft as AB says. also the up down of the seat is electric

    The recline is a manual lever.

    When I was reading the manual online, there were instructions for seat memory buttons. I didn't see any on the car I test drove. Perhaps there is another seat option available in other markets that don't get here.
     
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